02/24/2015 - 12:48pm
DES MOINES – Credit Kendrick Suntken for getting Mario Peña to go back out for wrestling.
The two who describe themselves as ‘just like brothers’ went out the same way on Saturday, Feb. 21 at Wells Fargo Arena, as Class 2A state wrestling runners-up.
Behind the two finalists and Carter Barkema, who reached the state...
02/24/2015 - 12:42pm
DES MOINES – Some may have taken for granted that two-time state AGWSR medalist Clay Meinders was going to medal again.
However, first-time qualifier Cruz Vera assured himself one of his own, finishing eighth at 182 to join Meinders on the medal stand last week in the 1A state wrestling meet at Wells Fargo Arena.
It was a late takedown of...
02/24/2015 - 12:38pm
DES MOINES – With a little help from a teammate this time, West Fork sophomore Jacob Hansen became a two-time state wrestling placewinner last weekend at Wells Fargo Arena.
Unfortunately for Hansen, he took a step down the ladder, finishing sixth after taking fifth as a freshman.
The experience, said both Warhawk coach Jared Arbegast...
02/24/2015 - 12:26pm
HAMPTON – A one possession game with a minute to go and stepping to the free throw line for the No. 8 Hampton-Dumont girls’ basketball team, sophomore Nadilee Eiklenborg tried to remain calm.
She made both and the Bulldogs held on against a tough No. 12 LaPorte City, Union squad, 56-49 on Wednesday, Feb. 18.
“Well, I was a little...
02/24/2015 - 12:15pm
SHEFFIELD – Never mind the fact that West Fork girls basketball team trailed by 10 in the early going against Lake Mills.
A determined effort in the second quarter got the Warhawks back into it and turned it into a game in which both teams traded punches down the stretch in a Class 2A Region 3 game in which coach Rodney Huber’s team...